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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,835 People

    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I'm self harming and afraid to tell family

    or friends....what do I do PRIVATE MESSAGES ONLY PLEASE!
    haircutluv haircutluv 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    can someone tell me why it bothers me

    so much that when I told my friend I have been cutting myself for years decides to start cutting too.
    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I'll probably kill myself

    before 25 so you all should enjoy me while I'm still here
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 10 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    a single friend can just change the way things

    look completely. i am extremely grateful i have one.
    omnomn omnomn 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I constantly think about ending my life.

    I have plenty of ways in my head to try. I just can't live like this anymore. I have a smile on the outside, talking and laughing on the outside, but on the inside, I'm dying. It's not fair to the people around me to put up with. I feel like a constant burden because of my...
    Hannah91B Hannah91B 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    There's this girl at school

    and she goes around telling everyone she's depressed, and she had cuts on her arms, but they were from a shaver!!! It just irritates me when people pretend to be depressed just to get attention from other people. :/
    twalie12 twalie12 13-15, F 11 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Today is a day where I'm depressed.

    It hasn't been this bad in a while :(
    trovatobravo trovatobravo 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am afraid I will end up alone

    and living with my parents all my life. Am 43 years old. I have no friends to hang out. I don't know where to meet people. I don't go anywhere. Because I am afraid I will drink again. Being sober for 2 and a half years.
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Depression is such a cruel punishment.

    There are no fevers , no rashes , no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern , just the slow erosion of self , as insidious as cancer . And like cancer , it is essentially a solitary experience ; a room in hell with only your name on the door .
    Josephine14 Josephine14 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    all around me are familiar faces.

    worn out places. worn out faces... bright and early for the daily races... going know where. going know where... their tears are filling up their glasses... no expression... no expression... hide my head I want to drown my sorrow... no tomorrow... no tomorrow...
    hollie2parker hollie2parker 13-15, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    GoodBanana GoodBanana 18-21, M 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Right know the only way out I see is a way out

    I don't want to see. And that scares me I'm just so sad
    ellaburg ellaburg 22-25, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Weekend... Please just move on faster.

    . I need to go back to work.. I need to keep myself busy and tired.. That's how I battle my current state of depression..
    logen88 logen88 26-30 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Would anyone like to buy all of my emotions

    because I no longer want them
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 3 Responses 57 mins ago

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    I'm really tired of fighting.

    I just wish that I were dead. I'm tired of people telling me that "it gets better" when it doesn't and it never will. Don't you dare tell me that it gets better. I'm tired of telling people telling me "you're still young it can and will get better". I'm tired of people telling...
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My parents ... dead, family .

    .. hate me, boarding school ... bullies !help me!
    HappyFrown HappyFrown 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I've never posted anything on here before

    but this would have to be the main thing about me I've battled depression for the longest time, honestly I can't remember a year I wasn't depressed at least once. My depression isn't constant it's not something that I know is going to happen it just does I've lost "friends" and...
    Nighskyvampire Nighskyvampire 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Depression is feeling like you don’t want to

    feel anything anymore. Depression is when you know you shouldn’t feel things that they all judge and deplore. Depression is having tears come out of your eyes more than number of times you thought about what it used to be like when you were at the least okay. Depression is...
    IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp IBattleDepressionPleaseHelp 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    "shadows are falling,

    all over town. another night and these blues got me down. oh misery, I sure could use some company" -Pink "Misery"
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I don't want this weekend to go quickly.

    .. it means that I will be lonely at school and it means my depression will be on my everyday...
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    There's a user on here with the profile

    battlingdepression. He's a fake using stolen photos & starts with being nice. The second he's caught out as a fake he calls you a fake & blocks you. Report him please!
    Fairydust1986 Fairydust1986 26-30, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I'm good for a while I'll talk more ,

    laugh more Sleep and eat normally but then something happens , like a switch turns off somewhere /: And all I'm left with is the darkness of my mind , but each time it seems like I sink deeper and deeper ... And I'm scared that one day , o won't make it back up :/ I feel like...
    Josephine14 Josephine14 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've just been at the beach with two friends

    and to of their friends. I noticed I was a bit intimidated by the two new guys. Because they'd appeared to have so fulfilling lives, not perfect or anything. But at least they are living a life, doing mostly what they love. Having a job, travelling the world and having...
    Sunshineo0 Sunshineo0 26-30 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    I am so depressed right now.

    idk why. I just want to be alone. I want to curl up in a corner and disapear.
    KunFuZed KunFuZed 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 35 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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